Questions in my head about identification of the yellow Violet drove me back down to The Pocket today. I’ve decided I’m going with Viola pubescens var. scabriuscula – Smooth Yellow Violet (syn. Viola eriocarpa and Viola pensylvanica among others. ) But there were a couple of noteworthy additional species to last Friday’s list. Firstly, the first of the Wood Poppies (Celandine Poppy) have started to bloom.
Here’s what I found blooming beyond the last report (3/5) – I didn’t do a full inventory, so I’m not going to list everything. Go to the last report if you want the full list – those 21 species plus the ones below.
- Wood Poppy, aka Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum) – Just one plant blooming, and a second just about to bloom
- Bellwort (I think Large-flowered, Uvularia grandiflora) – Also a single plant blooming, and I didn’t notice foliage-only plants elsewhere.
- Trailing Trillium (Trillium decumbens) – These are starting to bloom; just a few really open.
- Plantain-leaf Pussytoes (Antennaria plantaginifolia) – Many plants up, but I only found one blooming.
- Trout Lily has come into its own; many beautifully blooming.
- Bloodroot is probably at peak.